We went through this several times. Do you really think the problem
is "legitimity"? What kind of response whould you expect from us?
*I* wouldn't expect anything from you; I have much more respect for authority gained through publication of high quality code + doc, and demonstrated ability to self-organize, than for inherited legitimacy.
I have the impression that some people would like to get some form of "magic blessing" from you first, then start to actually do stuff later. I don't support this approach, and never intended to pretend otherwise.
I miss a stronger culture of code reuse in the Lua community, but I don't think *you* can/should do anything about it, at least today.